Judge Agrees to Block Trump Order on Refugee Resettlement

The order would allow state and local officials to reject refugees from their jurisdictions.

  • Published 15 January 2020

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge agreed to block the Trump administration from enforcing an executive order allowing state and local government officials to reject refugees from resettling in their jurisdictions. U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte in Maryland issued a preliminary injunction requested by three national refugee resettlement agencies that sued to challenge the executive order. In his 31-page ruling, Messitte said the agencies are likely to succeed in showing that the executive order… Read at AP News